Cowgirls Conclude Play at MW Championship

April 20, 2016

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The University of Wyoming women’s golf team completed play in the 2016 Mountain West Championship on Wednesday as the event wrapped up at the Mission Hills Country Club on the Dinah Shore Tournament Course.

“I am so proud of the girls to bounce back,” Cowgirl head coach Josey Stender said. “They played very competitive today on a tough course.”

The Cowgirls concluded the three-day tournament with a 953 (+89) team score while placing ninth on the par-72, 6,291 yard course. UW shot its best round of the tournament with a score of 307 (+19) on Wednesday. Wyoming was led by freshman Kaylee Knadler, who finished among the top-35. She shot a final round 77 (+5) to bring her three-round total to 236 (+20).

“This is a young group who can take a lot of positives away from this year,” Stender mentioned. “We recorded a school record scoring average this season, almost won two events and had multiple personal best scoring averages. I am very excited for what is to come and thank the seniors for all their effort on and off the course.”

Sophomore Klara Castillo recorded the best round for the Cowgirls with a 74 (+2). Castillo moved up five spots during the final day to finish in a share of 38th with a 241 (+25). Sophomore Gabrielle Gibson closed out her season with an 82 (+10), and completed the tournament tied for 40th with a 242 (+26).

Senior Kathleen Kershisnik finished her career as a Cowgirl with her best round at the championship. She totaled a 79 (+7) on Wednesday and also tied with Gibson with a 242 (+26), as freshman Megan Knadler shot a 77 (+5) to finish her first championship tournament with a 245 (+29).

“Kathleen (Kershisnik) ended the round with a birdie and also recorded her best season scoring average this year,” Stender said. “I’m proud to have been her coach and thank her for everything she has done for the program.”

No. 17 UNLV won the championship with a team score of 877 (+13), as No. 22 San Diego State moved up one spot on the final day to claim second place with a score of 886 (+22). Fresno State finished in third with a mark of 897 (+33), while UNLV’s Alexandra Kaui won the individual title with a three-round tally of 212 (-4). Colorado State’s Katrina Prendergast took second with 217 (+1) and SDSU’s Milagros Chaves claimed third with 218 (+2).

Wyoming Individual Results
35. Kaylee Knadler: 79 (+7)-80 (+8)-77 (+5)=236 (+20)
T38. Klara Castillo: 82 (+10)-85 (+13)-74 (+2)=241 (+25)
T40. Gabrielle Gibson: 80 (+8)-80 (+8)-82 (+10)=242 (+26)
T40. Kathleen Kershisnik: 80 (+8)-83 (+11)-79 (+7)=242 (+26)
44. Megan Knadler: 86 (+12)-82 (+10)-77 (+5)=245 (+29)